After the Avengers Saga ended with Endgame, Spiderman: Far From Home was the first movie that released showing us a glimpse of the universe after the greatest battle fought on Earth. Some of the most important Avengers had either died or were left incapable of suiting up again. The after-effects of Thanos’ Snap or later called the ‘Blip’ were shown in quite an interesting manner. Peter Parker was shown focusing on his own life, trying to win MJ’s heart, not wanting to fight another battle, wanting a break from the stress of the superhero world. His struggles seem quite petty compared to the catastrophic events taking place with the Elementals. However, for Peter, MJ was his number 1 priority, and I really liked that about Peter. He was just a 16-year-old kid wanting nothing more than a romantic bond with the girl he really adores. All the obstacles that he has to face to get her attention and to win her affection along with Nick Fury’s interference, superhero responsibility and hiding his identity were amazingly woven into this wonderfully written script.
And then comes Mysterio, the scamster, the doppelganger, the illusionist, just as the comic book world knows him. While the older versions of the comic book and cartoons showed Mysterio being a one-man villain who was usually present partially in the battle along with the illusions, this movie showed him with an entire team, and the entire fight scene was an illusion where he was not part of the battle. The involvement of Tony Stark and him stealing Mysterio’s invention added a new twist, which I’m guessing will be revealed in some of the future Marvel movies. Another awesome twist was the part where Nick Fury wasn’t Nick fury at all, but in fact was a member of the shapeshifters alien race, the Kree put in place by the real Nick Fury who was on another mission in space.
I really loved the fight scene where Mysterio predicts Peter Parker’s every move and rams a train into him. The illusions were mind-blowing, just as they were in the cartoons, with a thousand times better execution. Spiderman’s final battle with a thousand drones attacking him was epic as well. It was extremely unbelievable to see him dodge that many drones and knocking them down with intelligence and stealth. Spiderman was quick to think amidst the battle, brave, agile and extremely focused on defeating Mysterio with the help of his ‘Peter-Tingle’ or better known as his Spider-sense.
I really thought the chemistry between MJ and Peter could have been given more attention, however, I think there were too many elements in the movie and that part either got removed from the script or neglected. Another part that didn’t make it into the film was the fight scene in Queens where Spiderman passes a mean yet friendly comment at the Cops. I didn’t really understand the part where Spiderman was hosting the get-together event with his Aunt May, it seemed a bit out of place. Last but not the least, why would Spiderman swing around town with MJ on his date? The whole idea of him wearing a mask was so he could protect his family and friends from supervillains. Exposing MJ and swinging with her across town was an extremely bad idea, Peter!